Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far

    House GOP leader says Alabama abortion law goes too far WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican says Alabama’s new state law banning almost all abortions goes too far. California Rep. Kevin McCarthy says the law, which doesn’t allow exceptions for abortions in cases of rape and incest, “goes…

  • Chelsea Manning says she won’t testify to a grand jury

    Chelsea Manning says she won’t testify to a grand jury ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she’ll stay in jail “forever” rather than testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. Manning spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria before a…

  • Retrial planned for man who broke $4.5M statue’s thumb

    Retrial planned for man who broke .5M statue’s thumb PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Philly.com reports prosecutors told a judge Thursday they’re refiling charges against Michael Rohana for…

  • Wisconsin justices say county can order town to rename roads

    Wisconsin justices say county can order town to rename roads MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says county officials can order a town to rename more than a quarter of its roads. A 1957 state law allows counties to establish a rural naming or number system in…

  • One of New Jersey’s oldest newspapers getting new ownership

    One of New Jersey’s oldest newspapers getting new ownership NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — A northwestern New Jersey newspaper in operation since 1829 will soon have new ownership. Quincy Media announced Thursday that it’s selling the New Jersey Herald to Pittsford, New York-based GateHouse Media. A sale price was not…

  • B-52 bomber removed from ‘boneyard’ to return to service

    B-52 bomber removed from ‘boneyard’ to return to service TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A B-52H bomber built in the early 1960s and put into retirement in an U.S. Air Force “boneyard” in the Arizona desert over 10 years ago is returning to service. A crew on Tuesday flew the…

  • The Latest: Trump disclosure shows major resorts held steady

    The Latest: Trump disclosure shows major resorts held steady NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure report providing a glimpse into how his hotels, resorts and other businesses fared last year (all times local): 2 p.m. President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure form shows revenue…

  • Gillibrand: As president she’d seek to codify abortion right

    Gillibrand: As president she’d seek to codify abortion right ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER’-sten JIHL’-uh-brand) says that as president she’d seek to write into law the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that legalized abortion. The New York senator is criticizing abortion bans that were passed recently…

  • Abortion-rights groups challenge restrictions on providers

    Abortion-rights groups challenge restrictions on providers RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As abortion opponents cheer the passage of fetal heartbeat laws and other bans on the procedure, abortion-rights groups have been waging a quieter battle in courthouses around the country to overturn less direct restrictions passed in recent years. At…

  • Barbie joins prestigious ranks of fashion council honorees

    Barbie joins prestigious ranks of fashion council honorees NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Michelle Obama. Barbie? The Council of Fashion Designers of America will follow up those prestigious honorees of its Board of Directors’ Tribute Award with the ever-evolving doll. The council said in a statement…